Wendy’s worker shot through drive-thru window

CHICAGO, IL – An early morning dispute at a Wendy’s drive-thru in the West Chatham neighborhood in Chicago led to shots being fired, with a 20-year-old female employee being hit in the arm, according to Chicago Police.

The incident occurred at around 12:58 a.m. at the Wendy’s located on the 8700-block of South Lafayette Avenue. The male suspect involved in the argument with the worker reportedly fired gunshots, hitting the woman in the arm. The woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, and her condition is said to be fair.

The physical evidence at the scene, including a shattered drive-thru window with a single bullet hole and a shell casing, marked the areas police were investigating.

Details behind what spurred the argument are yet to be released by the police, who are also yet to make an arrest. Law enforcement is examining any available surveillance footage that could aid in their investigation.

In a statement, Wendy’s expressed its shock and commitment to employee safety, stating, “Our number one priority is the safety of our employees.” The company continued by expressing deep disturbance over the violence, saying, “We are grateful that our team member will recover.”